- Noble Sir:
What little I know disagrees with the truely Maritime portion of your statement. I could be wrong however what I read points to the use of ships and the like as an extension of fishing that was being done. The military persay was not involved 'on a grand scale' and the stories I have read...Again this is based on what little I have read...points to pushing to the sea as a way of getting away from what was considered as oppression or to save
As I have said this is based on the scant amount of information I have found and not the result of an exhaustive search into the subject.
your humble servant
Yoarashi no Keikentaka
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 17:49:23 GMT
From: "Rick Johnson" <rikjohnson@...>
Subject: Re: Japanese piracy
For a truely maritime nation, the info on medieval Japanese ships is woefully inadequate.
>>>>There are pretty good histories of the Japanese Imperial Navy outthere. For a while I was into a naval miniatures gaming system and
bought a few of them. You can get plans for steam powered junks and
similar things. Finding earlier stuff is a bit more difficult. You
don't even get a lot at the National museum at Ueno. In contrast, the
National Museum in Seoul has a scale model of the turtle.
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